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    Mojave

    National Preserve California

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Youth Quail Hunt

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2012 Youth Quail Hunt participants gather near Hole-in-the-Wall.
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October 4 - 5, 2014

Who can participate?

- All youth of legal hunting age 16 and under who have completed a hunter safety class and have the appropriate Junior Hunting License.

- Parents or guardians are encouraged to attend but cannot hunt.

- Youth will be paired with an experienced hunter who will guide youth in tracking and harvesting these elusive game birds.

What activities are included?

- Hunt with a guide all day Saturday: exact schedule to be determined. Sunday hunting is on your own.

- Practice hunting and wilderness safety.

- Learn more about Gambel's quail and apply this knowledge in the hunt.

- Learn field care and dressing of harvested game.

- Tour the Safari Club International's Sensory Safari exhibit trailer.

- Rangers will provide talks, tours, and camp activities.

What about meals?

- Meals are provided for Saturday breakfast and dinner.

- Bring your own lunch for Saturday and all meals for Sunday.

Where?

- Black Canyon Group Campground at Hole-in-the-Wall, Mojave National Preserve

- Directions: 20 miles north of I-40 on Essex and Black Canyon Roads.

- No hookups; water and pit toilets available.

How do I sign up?

- Click here to register

- Space is limited to the first 50 youth to register. Late registrants will be placed on a waiting list.

- Additional information will be sent to successful registrants.

 
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Did You Know?

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A kaleidoscope of colors envelops the Mojave Desert after a winter of steady rains. Over 250 types of annual wildflowers grow in the Mojave. More...